About / Gems Vision
In 1998, Rachel Lloyd founded GEMS to give the girls and young women of NYC who had been commercially sexually exploited a place for support and a place to create positive change in their lives. Our vision is to end the commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and young women.
How We Serve Survivors
Holistic Case Management
Transitional & Supportive Housing
How We Empower Survivors
We created The Survivor Leadership Institute and Resource Center (SLI) to help change the way girls and young women who have been in the life are seen by the world. The SLI helps survivors of CSEC and domestic trafficking learn to become leaders in their own life.
Our work works. And we have the numbers to prove it.
For July 2018, our Educational Initiative program had 122 participants:
were enrolled in college
are pursuing a GED/TASC
were enrolled in high school